Sexuality, substance use, and susceptibility to victimization: risk for rape and sexual coercion in a prospective study of college women.

  title={Sexuality, substance use, and susceptibility to victimization: risk for rape and sexual coercion in a prospective study of college women.},
  author={Terri L. Messman-Moore and Aubrey A Coates and Kathryn J. Gaffey and Carrie F Johnson},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  volume={23 12},
An 8-month prospective study examined behavioral, personality, and psychological variables thought to increase vulnerability for college women's experience of rape and verbal sexual coercion. Participants were 276 college women who completed self-report surveys. During 1 academic year, 9.5% of women were raped and 11.7% reported verbal sexual coercion. Elevated levels of sexual concerns, dysfunctional sexual behavior, and impaired self-reference were associated with both verbal sexual coercion… CONTINUE READING
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